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AZA and Microsoft’s “Zoo Tycoon” Collaboration Unites a Virtual Zoo Community with Real-World Conservation

The Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) and Microsoft Studios are working together to provide fans of Microsoft Studios’ “Zoo Tycoon”game series the opportunity to build their own virtual zoo and support real-life wildlife conservation field projects at the same time. Available on Xbox 360 and Xbox One, the fully reimagined “Zoo Tycoon” enables players to create their own unique zoo layouts, adopt and interact with animals, and even manage their zoo with up... Read More
at Thursday, February 27, 2014

AZA Launches Program for Potential Future Executives of Accredited Zoos and Aquariums

The Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) has announced the launch of AZA’s Executive Leadership Development Program (ELDP) to better prepare current leaders in the zoo and aquarium profession for future Executive Director positions. ELDP’s inaugural group of participants consists of the following 10 individuals: David Brady, VP of Marketing, Houston Zoo, Inc. Harrison Edell, General Curator, Sacramento Zoo Roger Germann, Executive Vice President, John G. Shedd... Read More
at Monday, January 13, 2014

Celebrating 40 Years of the Endangered Species Act: AZA-Accredited Zoos and Aquariums Support Conservation

In honor of the 40th anniversary of the Endangered Species Act (ESA), the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) today announced that AZA-accredited zoos and aquariums support the field conservation of more than 650 species-approximately 200 of which are currently listed under the ESA. Each year, the 223 zoos and aquariums accredited by the AZA collectively contribute $160 million a year to field conservation,supporting more than 2,650 conservation projects in 115 countries. ... Read More
at Saturday, December 28, 2013

Animals Inc. Welcomes New Chief Revenue Officer

Washington, D.C . – Animals Inc., presented by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), announced today that former New York Times executive Marion O’Grady has joined its team as Chief Revenue Officer. “Marion O’Grady is an accomplished, award-winning strategic marketing professional, who brings her cutting-edge expertise to Animals Inc.,”said AZA Chief Operating Officer Jill Nicoll. “Animals Inc. delivers compelling animal content to... Read More
at Friday, December 13, 2013

AZA-Accredited Zoos Join CCF in Celebrating International Cheetah Day, December 4, 2013

S ilver Spring, MD  – On Thursday, December 4, 2013, zoos accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) will join the Cheetah Conservation Fund (CCF) in celebrating the third annual International Cheetah Day by featuring activities to help educate visitors about the threats faced by this endangered species. Cheetah Conservation Fund (CCF) and its Founder and Executive Director, Dr. Laurie Marker, call on the international community to celebrate the cheetah on this... Read More
at Tuesday, December 3, 2013

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